Oct 26, 2010

Response to Literature

When assessing whether students have comprehended literature that has been read, we can use a response to literature assessment.  I've noticed that this can be difficult for some students, especially when it comes to tying what they read to the answer and actually making sure to state part of the question in their answer.

With my 2nd graders, I often tell them to pretend that the reader doesn't know the question, so they have to restate what they are answering. Simple daily conversation examples would include "What day is it?" "Today is Wednesday." (Instead of just answering, "Wednesday.")

I think that this simple tool is a good reminder for students to tie what they read into their response to literature question:

RATT Poster
RATT Graphic Organizer

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